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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

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As Newton leaned against a tiny lectern, he looked about as cheery as a 10-year-old who'd just learned his new bike had been stolen.

The hardest thing for Newton to grasp -- even in the midst of a season where Carolina is now 2-5 following Sunday's 33-20 win over Washington -- is that there should be plenty of optimism stirring in this franchise. In just seven weeks, he has gone from being the most scrutinized No. 1 overall pick in NFL draft history to being hailed as a burgeoning superstar.



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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:56 AM

Just hoping he doesn't Lebron James the Panthers.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:03 AM

Just hoping he doesn't Lebron James the Panthers.


I really don't get this concern. Do you see "Chosen One" tattooed anywhere on Cam? He believes every loss is his fault, never that his supporting cast fails him. They couldn't be more different.

Besides, he's a national figure already, no need to go to a big media market like NBA players have to, and we'll always be able to pay him more than other teams (not that he's shown he's terribly concerned about the money. He just wants to play and win football games.)

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:05 AM

Just hoping he doesn't Lebron James the Panthers.


hard to compare because this is less likely in the NFL because one player can't make a team, even though he has had a huge impact on the panthers...Also, his personality is not like Lebron's. His work ethic, passion and the willingness to be great is nothing like Lebron.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:06 AM

No I understand the personality differences and the fact that football is a totally different team sport than basketball. (Different in the sense that most bball players take a diva persona) Just saying if the chips don't fall where we hope them too that he doesn't get fed up with losing so much that he leaves.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:08 AM

No I understand the personality differences and the fact that football is a totally different team sport than basketball. (Different in the sense that most bball players take a diva persona) Just saying if the chips don't fall where we hope them too that he doesn't get fed up with losing so much that he leaves.


true...I would certainly hope that we continue to put a team out there in the next few years that is a playoff contender every year.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:15 AM

Just hoping he doesn't Lebron James the Panthers.


Is this a realistic possibility? How is Carolina and Charlotte perceived around the league? Do you think Cam is that type of guy?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:17 AM

I really don't get this concern. Do you see "Chosen One" tattooed anywhere on Cam? He believes every loss is his fault, never that his supporting cast fails him. They couldn't be more different.

Besides, he's a national figure already, no need to go to a big media market like NBA players have to, and we'll always be able to pay him more than other teams (not that he's shown he's terribly concerned about the money. He just wants to play and win football games.)


Forgive my ignorance, but how exactly can we always pay him more than other teams?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

"The guy always had a big-time arm and he's always been accurate," the (NFL) personnel director said. "If you go back and look at the games he played in the second half of last year -- many against great competition -- he made some throws that proved his coaches trusted his arm."


And there are still some that will insist that he was not an accurate passer in college.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:18 AM

Is it just my computer or is Kordell Stewarts head all kinds of messed up in that video.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:19 AM

Cam wants to play and he wants to win. He couldn't do both at Florida. He left. Maybe a bad thing to use in the "Cam would never pull a LeBron" argument.

But Cam is very different from LeBron. As long as he's winning, he's happy. Look at his press conference. Surround the guy with a good team as JR is trying to do, and he's as happy as Rodgers in GB, or Brady in NE. There's also the little matter of franchise tags and the Panthers' insistence on keeping their own stars.

It's no guarantee, but if guys like Smith and Beason come back to Carolina, so would Cam.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:20 AM

Why are you guys worried about Cam leaving? Who was the last great quarterback to force his way out of a town?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:24 AM

Why are you guys worried about Cam leaving? Who was the last great quarterback to force his way out of a town?


What great modern era NFL QB with star quality, besides Manning, has played for a small market team? Brees?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:31 AM

Enough of the fuging worrying already saying Cam is gonna leave, jesus people still must be tramautized from that whole Peppers fiasco. Dwill has already said on his livestream Cam knows how valuable he is to the Panthers.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:32 AM

What great modern era NFL QB with star quality, besides Manning, has played for a small market team? Brees?


but the small market argument is hard to apply to the NFL compared to the NBA. NFL as a whole is much bigger than the NBA in the US. Stars like Cam Newton can be just as successful in small market teams.


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